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Mapping Where to Rent in Greater Boston Right This Second

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Despite the frenetic pace of apartment construction in Greater Boston, rents remain high relative to most of the rest of the U.S. Still, look hard enough and there are deals out there: free months, no broker fees, parking gratis, even gift cards for your John Hancock on a lease. To help your next apartment search along, then, we have mapped 10 spots throughout the region that are either (a) new or newish, (b) offering tenant sweeteners such as the aforementioned, or (c) both of the above. If you know of any other incentives that landlords are offering, please do email the always-discreet Curbed Boston Tipline. Good luck.


· The Biggest Greater Boston Apartment Openings in 2015 [Curbed Boston]
· Cheapest, Priciest Areas in the Hub to Rent an Apartment [Curbed Boston]
· Our Curbed Maps archive [Curbed Boston]

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The Merc at Moody & Main

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The 269-unit complex has just released its first 87 apartments to the market, with studios starting at $2,095 a month, 1-BRs at $2,495 and 2-BRs at $2,895.

Olmsted Place

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The 169-unit development recently debuted, with apartments ranging from studios to 3-BRs.

Van Ness

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The 172-unit complex opens next month. Studios start at $2,800 a month, 1-BRs at $3,325 and 2-BRs at $4,475.

Leasing started in February 2014 at this 240-unit tower. It is offering up to two months of no rent. Both studios and 1-BRs start at around $3,000 a month; and 2-BRs start at around $6K.

The Batch Yard

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The grand opening for this 328-unit complex was on Oct. 1, 2014. Tenant sweeteners now include no broker fees and gift cards for signing leases within a little bit of viewing available units. Speaking of! Rents range from around $1,600 for a studio to around $3,100 for a 3-BR.

AVA Theater District

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The 398-unit, cantilevered tower is the biggest Boston apartment opening of 2015 (it drops this spring). Studios start at $2,414 a month, 1-BRs at $2,650 and 3-BRs at $3,900.

Ink Block

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The massive apartment-retail-condo complex has begun opening piece by piece. It will include 315 apartments total; and at the start of the year was offering one month of no rent. Studios start at around $2,600, 1-BRs at around $3,200 and 2-BRs at around $4,100. There are also 3-BRs available.

AVA Somerville

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The 250-unit complex dropped late last year in Somerville's evolving Assembly Row. Studios start at $2,050 a month, 1-BRs at $2,305, and 2-BRs at $2,525. The complex is offering one month of no rent on studios; and half a month of no rent on 1-BRs and 2-BRs.

The Viridian

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The 342-unit development opens next month (leasing started in January). Its studios, 1-BRs, 2-BRs and 3-BRs range from $2,300 a month to more than $4,700.

Currents on the Charles

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The 200-unit development is, um, currently leasing, with 1-BRs starting at $2,195, 2-BRs at $2,575 and 3-BRs at $3,480. The complex is offering up to one month of no rent and free garage parking for a year.

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The Merc at Moody & Main

The 269-unit complex has just released its first 87 apartments to the market, with studios starting at $2,095 a month, 1-BRs at $2,495 and 2-BRs at $2,895.

Olmsted Place

The 169-unit development recently debuted, with apartments ranging from studios to 3-BRs.

Van Ness

The 172-unit complex opens next month. Studios start at $2,800 a month, 1-BRs at $3,325 and 2-BRs at $4,475.

Radian

Leasing started in February 2014 at this 240-unit tower. It is offering up to two months of no rent. Both studios and 1-BRs start at around $3,000 a month; and 2-BRs start at around $6K.

The Batch Yard

The grand opening for this 328-unit complex was on Oct. 1, 2014. Tenant sweeteners now include no broker fees and gift cards for signing leases within a little bit of viewing available units. Speaking of! Rents range from around $1,600 for a studio to around $3,100 for a 3-BR.

AVA Theater District

The 398-unit, cantilevered tower is the biggest Boston apartment opening of 2015 (it drops this spring). Studios start at $2,414 a month, 1-BRs at $2,650 and 3-BRs at $3,900.

Ink Block

The massive apartment-retail-condo complex has begun opening piece by piece. It will include 315 apartments total; and at the start of the year was offering one month of no rent. Studios start at around $2,600, 1-BRs at around $3,200 and 2-BRs at around $4,100. There are also 3-BRs available.

AVA Somerville

The 250-unit complex dropped late last year in Somerville's evolving Assembly Row. Studios start at $2,050 a month, 1-BRs at $2,305, and 2-BRs at $2,525. The complex is offering one month of no rent on studios; and half a month of no rent on 1-BRs and 2-BRs.

The Viridian

The 342-unit development opens next month (leasing started in January). Its studios, 1-BRs, 2-BRs and 3-BRs range from $2,300 a month to more than $4,700.

Currents on the Charles

The 200-unit development is, um, currently leasing, with 1-BRs starting at $2,195, 2-BRs at $2,575 and 3-BRs at $3,480. The complex is offering up to one month of no rent and free garage parking for a year.